Amy Winehouse Foundation update

In other news, It’s now been eighteen months since the Amy Winehouse Foundation, set up in Amy’s memory to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse, began making a difference to the lives of young people at home and abroad.
Some of the highlights from the Foundation’s first year of grant making include;

More than 30 babies and children with a life-limiting or life-threatening conditions received specialist neonatal and palliative care

4 young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and their families were able to take the trip of a lifetime

Some groundbreaking research is underway into children and young people living with Multiple Sclerosis

60 young homeless people received a hot meal every day for one year

17 young people received access to abstinence based rehabilitation treatment for substance misuse

150+ young people have been provided with a safe place to sleep during the winter months since 2011

3000+ young people have received drug and alcohol awareness training via the Amy Winehouse Foundation Resilience Programme pilot

250+ young people received substance misuse training through a peer education programme

More than 250 young people have accessed music focused experiences and training opportunities

3 young people are now attending Sylvia Young Theatre School as a result of an Amy Winehouse Foundation scholarship

More than 150 children with life limiting-limiting or life-threatening conditions accessed music therapy sessions

If you would like to know more about the work of the Amy Winehouse Foundation visit the official site HERE